THE cast of Princess Hours was greeted with screaming fans when they arrived for a meet and greet in Sunway Pyramid last month. After watching a couple of episodes of the
Thai series, I can see why.
Set in the fictional Bhutin, the royal family is putting pressure on Crown Prince Indra (Sattaphong Phiangphor) to fulfill his grandfather’s wish
– he must marry commoner Khaning (Ungsumalynn Sirapatsakmetha).
But Indra is in love with someone else, Minnie (Thanchanok Ritnaka), and even asks for her hand in marriage. But she turns down his proposal in order to pursue her dreams of winning an Olympic medal in archery.
Indra and Khaning get off on the wrong foot (Khaning threw up a mouthful of water on Indra) but eventually gives in to their family’s wishes, and weds.
These two couldn’t be more different. Indra is quiet and brooding most of the time while Khaning is loud and opinionated. Seeing the two personalities clash gives rise to some hilarious moments on the show.
It’s also nice to see that the leading ladies of Princess Hours are strong-willed women who speak their mind. Not many would dare tell a prince off like Khaning. And what about Minnie who turned down a marriage proposal from a prince! – Kenneth Chaw
Princess Hours is available on dimsum.